5 Reasons to Book Yacht Charter During the Coronavirus Crisis
Bookings Surge as Lockdown Ends
Operators Offer Unprecedented Concessions and Protection to Secure Early Bookings
We Look at What the Market is Doing to Persuade you to Book a Yacht Charter Now and If It’s Worth it.
Uncertainty Breeds Opportunity
Coronavirus has caused uncertainty everywhere, particularly to those looking to book their yacht charter and sailing holidays. Here at SailChecker, we’re working vigorously to ensure that our SailCheckers will continue to enjoy their sailing holidays, in the safest way possible – physically and financially.
We have undertaken a thorough study of the market right now in order to give the best possible advice. Yacht Charter Operators are seeking ways to incentivise and protect those seeking to risk an early booking, and those incentives are worth examining in detail.
In summary, there are significant advantages to booking a yacht charter now, assuming you have the right protection in place. No Yacht Charter Operator has yet gone insolvent, and we don’t expect any to, but it’s worth ensuring you have this protection and we can help.
Here for You
Your well-being and safety are our top priority. We are continuously following health advice of the World Health Organisation and Global Governments regarding the evolution of the Coronavirus. In the first instance you should follow the advice given by your own government.
Our foremost priority is to ensure we keep delivering the best possible service we can as well as Total Peace of Mind.
Check out why Now is the best time to book your next Yacht Charter by taking advantage of the 5 Persuasive Incentives During the Coronavirus Crisis.
1. Free Cancellation
Operators want to offer maximum protection to our clients, in order to motivate you place a booking and secure your yacht charter during these Coronavirus days.
14-Day Free Cancellation* – Booked a yacht charter and changed your mind? No worries – you can cancel your reservation free of charge within 14 days from your booking request.
*For bookings cancelled after that period, the standard Cancellation Policy of your fleet operator will apply.
2. Unprecedented Flexibility
As long as Coronavirus is still present, there are special terms that apply on new bookings, which offer you unprecedented flexibility. One way or another, you’re fully covered and no Coronavirus Travel Bans will stop you from sailing.
Pick New Dates – If the travel ban extends to longer than we’re thinking, and you are unable to travel for your yacht charter due to Coronavirus, you will be offered a Free Reschedule for later dates in 2020, or even 2021.
Fully Protected – If rescheduling fails, as there are no suitable dates for you in 2020, and it’s too early to book the exact dates for 2021, we guarantee you a Credit Note which will be used for a future yacht charter with the same fleet operator, through SailChecker.
3. Special Payment Terms
Need a bigger incentive to book your yacht charter now? We’ve got this – for all the future bookings confirmed from 1 May 2020 and onward, special payment terms will apply.
- Book Now, Pay Next Week. – Secure your yacht charter by just signing the contract and settle your payment within 7 working days.
- Smaller 1st Instalment – The first instalment can be between 10% and 30% instead of the typical 50%. The precise amount will be confirmed by your consultant, depending on the fleet operator and destination.
- Pay in more than 2 Instalments – We’re offering flexible payment terms and we can arrange more than 2 Instalments for you.
- Make Your Final Payment Later – You won’t need to pay for your final instalment 56 days prior to your departure. The final payment can be made 2 – 4 weeks before your yacht charter. The exact due dates will be confirmed by your consultant, depending on the fleet operator and destination.
4. Not-to-Miss Deals
When all the Coronavirus madness ends – hopefully very soon – the yacht charter and flight prices will rise; that’s inevitable.
Last Minute Discounts. Why not secure your next yacht charter now that the Last Minute Discounts are still available. The fleet operators are trying to ensure that the season won’t be lost, therefore, the discounts are greater comparing to the past years. You can reserve your yacht charter in your preferred destination for much less than if you booked a few days before it started.
Early Booking Specials. It’s undeniable that the yacht charter prices for 2021 will rise. Most fleet operators have been affected by the financial crisis Coronavirus has caused, and they will be updating their list prices for next year very soon. Take advantage of this opportunity and place your booking for 2021 early, in order to secure your yacht charter at the same rates with the 2020 season.
The Yacht You Want. Charterers with bookings in Spring 2020 have already rescheduled for later dates in 2020, and many are also postponing their sailing holidays to 2021. Market Data shows that August 2020 is filling up very quickly. Booking your yacht charter now will give you access to a wide selection of yachts, ensuring that you will find the ideal one for you.
On The Dates You Want. There are still many charter weeks available later in 2020, as well as in 2021. Booking a Yacht Charter early means that you will also be able to pick the dates that are most convenient to you.
Best Yacht & Most Convenient Dates = The Perfect Yacht Charter